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USS Ibex (IX-119)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - India - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Miscellaneous Unclassified Auxiliary:
  • Laid down, 16 October 1943, as Nicholas Longworth, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, at California Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, CA.
  • Renamed Ibex 27 October 1943
  • Launched, 15 November 1943
  • Acquired by the US Navy 13 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS Ibex (IX-119), 18 December 1943
  • During World War II USS Ibex was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 28 June 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 June 1946
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 30 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
    Merchant Service
    Acquired by T. J. Stevenson Co. under a General Agency Agreement, 12 January 1948, converted for dry cargo service and renamed SS Helen Stevenson
    Sold to T.J. Stevenson Co., 18 February 1948
    Sold to the University of Chicago in February 1957
    Sold for foreign service in March 1957, reflagged Liberian, renamed SS Elderfields
    Renamed SS Winner in 1961
  • Final Disposition, grounded during a typhoon off Wakanoura, Japan, severely damaged, regarded as unseaworthy, scrapped locally in Japan in February 1966
    Displacement 14,500 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 28' 4"
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement 176
    one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    one single 3"/50 gun mount
    eight 20mm AA gun mounts
    two 220 PSI boilers
    single three cylinder triple-expansion reciprocating engine
    single 4 blade, 18' 6" propeller, Shaft Horsepower, 2,500

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    Ibex 134k Ex-USS Ibex (IX-119) in foreign merchant service as SS Winner moored pierside, early 1960s, location unknown. Gerhard Muller-Debus

    USS Ibex (IX-119)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships DANFS
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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